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August 2020

Conversations on Anti-Black Racism Part II: Q&A Session

August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

With recent incidents of racial injustice and increased awareness of the impact of anti-Black racism and systemic racism, there have been increased calls for active and intentional progress on equity. Many leaders and diversity professionals within law firms, law schools, corporations, and other organizations have been confronted with a need for navigating individual and group dialogues around race, bias, and activism. This presentation reviews some timely do’s and don'ts and provides strategies and feedback for navigating conversations on anti-Black racism…

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Unconscious Bias for 1L Orientation – Tulane University Law School

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virtual

Objective & Session Description To provide education to law students on understanding and navigating bias within law school and within the legal profession. The session will:  Increase participants’ awareness of how perspectives and personal lenses influence their engagement with their colleagues, professors, law school administration, and future employers. Examine the impact of unconscious bias on communication, relationships and engagement (ex. assignments, evaluation, recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining law students/attorneys etc.) Improve participants’ ability to communicate and work ‘inclusively’ Increase participants’…

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Unconscious Bias for 1L Orientation – Loyola University

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual

Objective & Session Description To provide education to law students on understanding and navigating bias within law school and within the legal profession. The session will:  Increase participants’ awareness of how perspectives and personal lenses influence their engagement with their colleagues, professors, law school administration, and future employers. Examine the impact of unconscious bias on communication, relationships and engagement (ex. assignments, evaluation, recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining law students/attorneys etc.) Improve participants’ ability to communicate and work ‘inclusively’ Increase participants’…

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September 2020

Women of color in the law – Women Lawyers in Leadership 2020: Practising Law Institute

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Virtual

11:00 AM EDT Women of Color in the Law   Tips for self-advocacy and reputation management to aid attorneys who are women of color to reduce real and perceived bias Strategies on how women of color can address the imposter syndrome to reduce bias and discrimination Learn about the Emotional Tax - the combination of being on guard to protect against bias, feeling different at work because of gender, race, and/or ethnicity, and the associated effects on health, well-being, and…

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Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers – Women Lawyers in Leadership 2020: Practising Law Institute

September 16 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Virtual

3:15 PM EDT Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers How to build and stay in touch with your network Developing your own style Communicating effectively How to gain and keep respect Effective management of professional and non-professional staff   Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships…

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October 2020

Effective Communication Across Difference in the Age of Polarization and Fake News

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

Presented by Diversity and Inclusion, DRI International™, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law, and Women in the Law Committees   “Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively.” – Theo Gold The media is often reporting on the polarization of our society. Increasingly, we witness challenges in communicating due to generational, gender, and cultural differences. As attorneys and advocates, we must learn to bridge those gaps to represent our clients effectively. Using data…

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November 2020

Boot Camp: Managing Your Personal Brand In The Virtual Landscape – NYC Bar

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

Managing Your Personal Brand in a Virtual Landscape   This interactive session will help participants: Assess their current brand Tools and strategies for building their brands virtually Respond to branding challenges Elevating their executive presence Minorities in the Profession Committee | Virtual Speaker Series with Paula Edgar “Managing Your Personal Brand in a Virtual Landscape” with Paula T. Edgar, Esq., is an interactive session that will help participants stay connected with established contacts, effectively build new relationships virtually, and manage…

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